Monday Night Football’s new theme by Chris Stapleton and Snoop Dogg, explained

Monday Night Football kicks off in earnest in Week 2 with the bizarre, semi-official launch to the season. Despite the opening week contest between the Bills and Jets garnering unparalleled attention, ESPN and ABC refrained from putting their marketing weight behind branding the launch of MNF due to the game being played on September 11.

This means that from a TV perspective Saints vs. Panthers and Browns vs. Steelers will serve as the true launch for the premiere prime time game, and with it a brand new theme song which is a wild mashup of styles.

Country music mega-star Chris Stapleton performs Phil Collins’ “In the Air Tonight,”

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